Dropped Kerbs: What are the Rules? Plus, How to Apply

a driveway with a dropped kerb
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Dropped kerbs aren't just for the convenience of getting your car onto your driveway, they're a legal requirement if you're creating new off-street parking for your property to ensure that both pedestrians and under pavement infrastructure are properly protected. 

So, before you embark on a new driveway idea for your renovation or self build, you'll need to understand what permission you'll require for a dropped kerb, how to apply for one and the potential cost implications. 

Simon Rix

Simon Rix is a professional planning consultant, who began his career working in local government in the 1990s. He was a council officer and later an elected councillor, so he knows how the planning system works from both sides. He went on to set up Planix.UK Planning Consultants Ltd; a consultancy company that advises self builders, home extenders and those taking on small to medium-sized building projects on planning permission.